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Poster: utopian Date: Dec 18, 2011 9:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: shoreline as a venue

The first dead show at shoreline was 87, I believe. Bill graham passed away in 91. Not sure what exactly you were asking from your post but I will describe what I experienced.

Shoreline was built in mountain view, which is south of san fran, near to Palo alto and silicon valley. The parking lots were asphalt but landscaped with many trees as dividers between most rows. It had THE most relaxed feel, as far as the staff which seemed like all heads. Very professional, mellow, yet shi shi ambiance of Cali upscale hi-vibe-ness. A very certain air of planned commercialism as I entered for the first time, everything felt orchestrated as I was ushered through the vending/food/beer gardens. On to the amphitheater which was huge, almost 20k, reserved seating down low and the lawn which was all general admission. I remember one show seeing huge Gap clothing store ads on either side of the stage, bob weir was in one of the ads, which struck me as rather odd. The sound was not as loud as I would have liked.

Did this answer any of your questions?

Peace

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Poster: patkelleyPA Date: Dec 19, 2011 11:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: shoreline as a venue

Weir was a GAP model?! Too much!

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Dec 19, 2011 6:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: shoreline as a venue

this was exactly what I was asking for.Your exprerience at this venue.I forgot to mention probably the most famous of them all at Red Rocks another one I haven't been to.I'm an old dude now so my preference for a concert will always be a theater like the Beacon,Count Basie or for west coasters the Warfield or Orphium,at orchestra center about 10-15 rows back.I've done the festivals, stadiums ,arenas,parks ,boats,flatbeds and clubs but generally I'll take the theater over any venue these days.

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